New Mexico

New Mexico is the 5th most extensive state and is located in the southwestern region of the United States. New Mexico is known for its rich culture, highly influenced by Hispanic and Native American cultures. New Mexico was inhabited by native peoples for many centuries before becoming a Spanish territory, then a part of Mexico, and finally a U.S. state. New Mexico’s flag shows the Zia sign, an ancient Native American symbol that represents the sun. New Mexico is a unique place for diverse landscapes, cultures, and universities too.

University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico is a public research university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The flagship campus stretches over hundreds of acres, and the school also has smaller campuses in Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Gallup, Taos, and Valencia. The main campus has an extensive arboretum and a duck pond, and the many buildings are designed in the architectural theme of Pueblo Revival. UNM was founded in 1889, and today is one of the state’s largest employers. Nearly 25,000 students attend classes at the main and branch campuses of UNM. The amazing faculty members at UNM include Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, and members of several national academic associations. Students at UNM can choose from more than 200 different degree and certificate programs. The thousands of students at UNM are studying to earn bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in dozens of different disciplines. UNM offers an Evening and Weekend program for student who need to take classes at less traditional times due to working full-time or other commitments. More than 12,000 non-traditional students take these classes in the evening or online with UNM. UNM also has outstanding research programs in medicine and engineering. Students at UNM are involved with music, sports, Greek life, and countless other campus activities to ensure a well-rounded college experience of fun and academics. Check them out at unm.edu

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University or NMSU is a public land-grant university located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Five smaller satellite campuses, including locations in Albuquerque and Dona Ana throughout nearby communities offer services to students. NMSU, like UNM, is a Hispanic-serving university, and home to the only Honors College in New Mexico. Dozens of different majors are available as a number of different undergraduate and graduate degrees at NMSU. Some of the smaller campuses also offer certificate and associate’s programs, and NMSU also has outreach and distance-learning options for the busy non-traditional student. International studies, study abroad, and borders studies programs are options for NMSU students seeking to engage with the many different cultures and communities in New Mexico and beyond. The Las Cruces campus enrolls more than 18,000 culturally-diverse students from all backgrounds seeking to better themselves through higher education, with nearly half of students identifying as Hispanic, and about a third identifying as Caucasian. NMSU competes at the NCAA Division I level as the NMSU Lobos (wolves). The two stadiums at NMSU seat nearly 50,000 spectators. Find out more about what makes New Mexico State University unique by heading to nmsu.edu

Eastern New Mexico University

Eastern New Mexico University is a public university located in Portales, New Mexico. Two outreach campuses are located in Roswell and Ruidoso. ENMU has the 4th lowest tuition cost out of more than 80 public southwestern universities. More than 60 different majors in various degree-granting programs allow ENMU students to find exactly the right path to the career of their dreams. About 5,000 students attend classes at the main campus in Portales, and another 4,000 in the satellite campuses. Many professional and non-traditional students select to take one of the completely on-line degree-granting programs at ENMU. Most students at ENMU hail from New Mexico, but the diverse student population also includes students from 45 other states and 19 different countries. If you’re curious about finding out more about ENMU’s student life, including its many club sports and student organizations, you can go to enmu.edu

New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University is a small public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Highlands was founded more than a century ago, and today continues to strive to be one of the best academic communities in the Southwest. Around 4,000 students attend classes on the main campus in Las Vegas, and other students study at the outreach programs in nearby cities like Rosewell, Rio Rancho, and Raton. As a smaller school, Highlands has an excellent student to faculty ratio of 14:1, and 93% of its undergraduate classes have less than 30 students, and only 3% have more than 50 students. This school is definitely a choice for hands-on learning and interaction with excellent instructors who give each and every student the opportunity to achieve. Want to find out about Highlands Honors Program? Or maybe its club sports or art exhibitions? Go to nmhu.edu

 

 

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